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Today's News

  • Rebels honor past champs

    LAKEWOOD — A decade can seem like a lifetime.

    It can also go by in a flash.

    Columbine football coach, Andy Lowry, felt a little of both after his team’s 34-10 homecoming victory over Arvada West on Oct. 2 at Jefferson County Stadium.

    Before the game, the Rebels honored members of the 1999 state championship football team by having them lead the current group of Rebels out onto the field.

  • Emily's Parade is ready to roll Saturday morning

    The fourth annual Emily’s Ride will roar along U.S. 285 this Saturday from Columbine High School to Platte Canyon High School.

    Sponsored by the I Love U Guys Foundation, Emily’s Parade features two events: Emily’s Ride for motorcyclists and Emily’s Run, a 5K race in Bailey.

  • Festival says goodbye to the dog days of summer

    The annual Summerset Festival can be bittersweet.

    It's a three-day event full of music, food and fun things to do. Vendors of all types crowd Clement Park, pitching their wares to the thousands who attend.

    But Summerset, which celebrated its 25th year Sept. 18-20, does mark the end of a warm and wondrous season. And the transition couldn't have been clearer this year, as temperatures on Sunday were in the low 80s — followed by Monday’s clouds, rain and temperatures in the low 50s.

  • Farmers rout Eagles

    ARVADA — Quarterbacks get all the attention, right?

    They get the credit for just about everything and they get mentioned in every sports story because, well, they’re the quarterback.

    Ever think they earn it?

    Consider Dakota Ridge’s Bolton Howes. The junior took a beating throughout the Eagles’ 29-0 loss to second-ranked Wheat Ridge on Sept. 24, but he didn’t blame a tender shoulder or the fact that the Farmers were coming after him at the North Area Athletic Complex like his jersey was stuffed with $100 bills.

  • Longo, Chargers spike Eagles in three games

    The gymnasium at Chatfield Senior High School was rocking on Sept. 23.

    For Ali Longo, that just fuels her fire.

    “When there’s a big crowd and there’s lots of noise, I think it just raises everyone’s energy level a bit,” said Longo after the Chargers disposed of rival Dakota Ridge in three games, 25-16, 25-19, 25-16.

  • Longtime employee at animal hospital ‘makes everybody feel better’

    Nikki Vaughn loves her job.

    Vaughn has been reporting for work at Deer Creek Animal Hospital nearly every day for the last 25 years. Her loyalty and consistency amaze her bosses, who can’t imagine a better employee.

    It’s all the more remarkable considering that many people thought Vaughn might never be able to work at all. Nikki Vaughn, 42, has Down syndrome.

  • Eagles soar past Chargers

    No one wants to spend their Saturday morning being attacked.

    As the aggressor, the Dakota Ridge Eagles loved every minute of it.

    “They’re our rival, so we wanted this one a lot,” designated player Jazzy Marquez said Saturday after the Eagles hammered the error-prone Chatfield Chargers for an emotional 9-1 Class 5A Jefferson County League victory.

  • Big win for Chatfield

    LAKEWOOD — To slay the mighty dragon, Chatfield needed some assistance.

    With its high-powered offense held primarily in check by a tenacious Columbine defense, the Chargers had to get by on grit, determination and, ultimately, a strong right leg.

    Josh Fralick nailed a 46-yard field goal with nine seconds remaining as Chatfield defeated Columbine for the first time since 2001, 16-13 on Sept. 24 at Jeffco Stadium.

  • Chargers sneak past Rebels

    LAKEWOOD — Before the rivalry could get underway at Jeffco Stadium on Sept. 24, the battle between Chatfield and Columbine started at Lakewood Memorial Field.

    The Chargers grabbed a 2-1 victory over the Rebels on the pitch prior to the horses taking a 16-13 win on the football field later that evening.

    “It’s definitely a pretty big rivalry,” Chatfield junior Logan Bailey said. “I think we expected to win because we came out strong. We did what we’re supposed to do and we succeeded.”

  • Hearing to determine fate of liquor store: Owner, employee face drug counts

    Mustang Wine and Spirits, next to King Soopers at Ken Caryl and Simms, could reopen in October under a different name and with new owners.

    The current owner, Ryan L. Braswell, had his liquor license suspended after he and an employee were arrested on suspicion of selling marijuana at the store.

    The liquor license was suspended in early September, and an Oct. 1 hearing before the Jefferson County Liquor Licensing Authority will determine if a new owner will be able to take over the site's license.